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I have a 1989 / 1990 mitsubishi galant 2.0 the timing & distributor are disturbed. 1.) What is the proper timing belt alignment (i.e. what inport or outport should be open when setting cams to crank...and where should the piston actually sit). 2.) How will i know which piston #1 TDC rotation to install the distridutor?

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Best place for this info can be gotten at a local auto parts store, just call them and ask, Napa is a good one.Also get yourself a Hayes maual for that exact vehecle at Auto Zone parts store,,,all the info on everything is in there for your vehecle

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